I received a phone call 4 months ago from a spouse inquiring about divorce.
She went on to say she and her husband of 11 years could not agree on
taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
She said, “I was absolutely shocked when my husband said he would
not get the vaccine.” She said they had several conversations, and
then the conversations turned into arguments. It seemed they were both
perplexed to be on opposite sides, but neither were changing their minds!
She got vaccinated, he did not.
Many people are feeling hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccines for a variety
of reasons, which can create a difficult space for couples to navigate.
Differing thoughts on whether to get the vaccine or not can also come
as a surprise.
As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, I suggested
mediation as a means to open further dialogue and to discuss divorce options
since the wife had decided she felt she had no other choice. She didn’t
feel she could stay in a marriage with her unvaccinated spouse who would
be (in her opinion) endangering her life. It didn’t help that they
had been growing apart for the last three years, and her husband’s
ex-wife had been a thorn in their marriage.
They also had 2 children ages 9 & 11 who were eligible to get the vaccine
but they couldn’t agree on that either. They owned a condominium
valued at 4.2 million in Soho in NYC, both worked as real estate professionals,
had accumulated over 3 million in assets and both had pensions and a stock
The husband was broken-hearted that his wife wanted to dissolve their marriage.
He understood her fear but had his own concerns about the vaccine and
clearly was not going to change his mind.
We were able to arrive at a fair settlement, divided their property and
the wife received the condominium. The husband ultimately agreed to having
their children vaccinated but stood firm he would not.
Mediation was the perfect vehicle to process this divorce. During our mediation
sessions I gave them the tools and the resources to strategically navigate
their divorce giving them legal understanding, helping them address their
anger issues, and I skillfully helped them choose a healthy path to ending
We discussed budgets, income, assets, division of property, spousal support,
child custody, child support, life insurance and health insurance and
arrived at a fair settlement for them both.
If you are thinking of divorce, for any reason, following my mediation
methods, you will gain valuable legal knowledge, communicate, be encouraged
to listen and be guided to negotiate a more harmonious, less expensive
journey to divorce.
Let me show you how mediation works!
During your free consultation, you will hear about my unique mediation
process which is being embraced now more than ever. It’s less expensive,
saves time and is non-adversarial.
My mediation process is highly successful and has worked for many couples.
Take a look at some of the reviews on my website and on Avvo to see how
mediation has helped thousands of couples!
Learning more about my unique psychologically-infused mediation process
is only a phone call away!
Our FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS are very informative and conveniently conducted
virtually to reduce risk!
Call me today!
I look forward to speaking with you.
Stay healthy and safe!
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